A decisive penalty made Newman’s key victory 25-23 against Cuba in Villa de Mayo for the seventh date of the URBA Top 12. With a dream debut, Jerónimo Ulloa scored two extremely important tries for Benavídez’s team.
The close match went from less to more, with both teams solid in defense And without wanting to give anything away, they made it clear that it would be a very intense 80 minutes for both of them.
In the first half, the superiority of Newman’s forwards, that they did not let Villa de Mayo’s men play comfortably. The two warnings that the cardinals saw made the local deduct seven points and go to rest 10-15.
The clean and jerk at the end drove a favorable start to CUBA that managed to turn the scoreboard past half of the complement. The dexterity of newcomer Jerónimo Ulloa excited the visitors who took the lead again.
In the tribune the tension was noticeable since less than 10 minutes of the closing and the hand of their kickers, both teams converted between the axes and sentenced the end of game in favor of Newman.
CUBA (23): 1-Francisco Garoby, 2- Enrique Devoto, 3- Estanislao Carullo, 4- Lucas Piña, 5- Santiago Uriarte, 6- Pedro Mastroizzi, 7- Segundo Pisani (C), 8- Lucas Maguire, 9- Rafael Iriarte, 10- Rodrigo Ávalos, 11- Benjamín Gutiérrez, 12- Felipe De la Vega, 13- Bautista Casaurang, 14-Benjamín Ocampo; 15- Mark Moroni.
Changes: ST: 1 ‘Joaquín Alemán by Estanislao Carullo, 21’ Gerónimo Conte Grand by Lucas Piña, 38 ‘Santiago Viacaba by Rodrigo Ávalos.
Trainers: Tomás Coppola, Agustín Benedicto and Federico Sala.
NEWMAN (25): 1- Alberto Porolli, 2- Marcelo Brandi, 3- Luciano Borio; 4-Jerónimo Ureta, 5- Alejandro Urtubey; 6- Mateo Montoya, 7- Miguel Urtubey (C), 8- Beltrán Gurmendi; 9- Lucas Marguery, 10- Florencio Llerena 11- Jerónimo Ulloa, 12- Tomás Keena, 13- Juan Billote, 14- Justo Ortiz Basualdo, 15- Juan Bautista Daireaux.
Changes: ST: 7 ‘Mariano Urtubey by Luciano Borio, 12’ Tomás Ureta by Mateo Montoya and James Wright by Alberto Porolli, 31 ‘Manuel Ceppi by Beltrán Gurmendi.
Trainers: Alfredo Cordone, Marcelo Torres and Javier Urtubey.
POINTS IN THE FIRST TIME: 4 ‘Penalty by Benjamín Gutiérrez (C), 8’ Penalty by Florencio LLerena (N), 18 ‘Try by Lucas Marguery converted by Florencio Llerena (N), 24’ Try by Jerónimo Ulloa (N), 40 ‘Try by Estanislao Carullo converted by Benjamín Gutiérrez (C).
Partial result: CUBA 10 – Newman 15
POINTS IN THE SECOND TIME: 5 ‘and 32’ Penalties by Benjamín Gutiérrez (C), 11 ‘Try by Rafael Iriarte converted by Benjamín Gutiérrez (C), 24’ Try by Jerónimo Ulloa converted by Florencio Llerena (N), 36 ‘Penalty by Florencio Llerena (N ).
Final score: CUBA 23 – Newman 25
Admonished: PT: 31 ‘Tomas Keena (N) and 40’ JerónimoUreta (N).
REFEREE: Nehuén Jauri Rivero
BASKETBALL COURT: CUBA, Villa de Mayo.